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What can we expect and what is life expectancy of someone on daily dialysis with pneumonia unable to breathe independently. Continual fluid in lungs.

What can we expect and what is life expectancy of someone on daily dialysis with pneumonia unable to breathe independently. Continual fluid in lungs.

Ask doctor...: The info provided is not enough to deduce life expectancy for patients requiring daily dialysis, which suggests the patient has fast fluid accumulation resulting from poor cardiac function on top of end-stage renal failure, together further decrease life expectancy. So, it is very poor - maybe a matter of weeks to 3-6 months unless some miraculous events happen. Best wishes... ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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My mom is in ccu. She is 63. She has copd. She has a very bad case of pneumonia. She also has a compromised immune system and needs dialysis. Recover

My mom is in ccu. She is 63. She has copd. She has a very bad case of pneumonia. She also has a compromised immune system and needs dialysis. Recover

Cannot predict: Without seeing your mom and knowing the cause of her pneumonia, the type of immune deficiency from which she suffers, etc. It is not possible to predict how likely she is to recover, but sincerely hope she does well. ...Read more

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My mother is in the icu with pneumonia and sepsis, and now they are starting dialysis. Does that mean she will need a kidney transplant?

My mother is in the icu with pneumonia and sepsis, and now they are starting dialysis. Does that mean she will need a kidney transplant?

Probably not: Most patients who develop acute renal failure from septic shock will regain kidney function if they survive. My concern is that your mother may be developing multisystem organ failure which is a more pressing acute concern. ...Read more

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My dad is in the ICU for acute pneumonia. Has diabetes and partial kidney failure as well. Will dialysis help in recovery and in reducing lung fluid?

My dad is in the ICU for acute pneumonia. Has diabetes and partial kidney failure as well. Will dialysis help in recovery and in reducing lung fluid?

It depends: Dialysis would be needed for severe renal failure that is causing significant metabolic abnormalities or fluid overload. It may not necessarily help in cases of mild or moderate renal failure and pneumonia. It definitely wouldn't help remove the inflammatory fluid from a pneumonia. I hope this helps and that your father improves. ...Read more

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How common is pneumonia and the need for dialysis after open heart surgery for a torn aorta due to an aneurysm and two blocked arteries?

How common is pneumonia and the need for dialysis after open heart surgery for a torn aorta due to an aneurysm and two blocked arteries?

Frequent: After such a life threatening event, it is not unusual to have complications, and renal failure needing dialysis as well as pneumonia from a prolonged intubation are actually quite common in this traumatic setting. ...Read more

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Do I have pneumonia?

Do I have pneumonia?

How could we tell?: This is the public information HT site. You get the most from the site when you provide background information on a problem and ask a specific question based on that information. Without symptoms and other description of your problem, we have no basis for any conclusions. You are welcome to start over. Your posts are never linked & go to the site at random. ...Read more

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How to cure pneumonia?

How to cure pneumonia?

Pneumonia: Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs causes by bacteria or virus.
Bacterial pneumonia is more common in community and needs antibiotics. The prognosis depends on various factors like, immunity, age, severity of pneumonia, associated medical conditions like other lung disease, smoking, diabetes etc. The patient will need to see a doctor for exam, investigation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is pre-pneumonia?

No such medical cond: Your doctor maay be trying to simplify for you to understand that you might develop pneumonia, which can happen if you have bronchitis following sore throat and upper respiratory virus infections which are very common. Sometimes a pneumonia will follow after such infections. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia be cured?

Can pneumonia be cured?

Pneumonia: Antibiotics will fix bacterial pneumonia. Viral pneumonia fixes itself. Fungal will need anti fungal treatment ...Read more

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How is dialysis performed?

Dialysis: Dialysis can be done through the blood (hemodialysis) or through the abdomen (peritoneal dialysis). Hemodialysis involves passing the blood across and filter to purify it / remove toxins and remove water. Peritoneal dialysis takes advantage of the membrane within the abdomen to act as a filter. In either case toxins are removed from the blood stream. ...Read more

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Can you die from pneumonia?

Can you die from pneumonia?

Sometimes: Sometimes pneumonia is a simple viral process that self heals. It can also be an aggressive bacteria that invades the body starting with the lungs and can kill within days if not discovered and treated. Jim Henson, the puppet master that created the MUPPETS did not get treated for his pneumonia until it was too late, and died because of it. ...Read more

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How is pneumonia diagnosed?

Pneumonia can be: Diagnosed on many occasions simply via a thorough history, and physical examination. You can hear rales on examination of the lungs. On laboratory examinations the white count is often elevated. If there is a question the doctor may also order a chest xray. ...Read more

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How dangerous is pneumonia?

How dangerous is pneumonia?

PNA treatable.: In a young person, like yourself it's usually treatable without much danger. In an older person with significant medical issue, however, could be fatal. Pneumonia needs to be taken seriously and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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What medicine for pneumonia?

It depends.: There are different types of bacteria that cause bacterial pneumonia in the community. Infections acquired in the hospital can be caused by different bugs. Viral pneumonia would not respond to any antibiotics. On rare occasions pneumonia could be cause by a fungus. ...Read more

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Could I be getting pneumonia?

Pneumonia: Need more information. If you are having fever, cough with sputum production, chest pain, shortness of breath, chills, etc., you may be getting pneumonia, but this needs careful evaluation by a clinician. If you suspect you may have pneumonia you should be seen by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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How is pneumonia transmitted?

Respiratory droplets: Pneumonia is spread from person to person via respiratory droplets released when a person coughs, sneezes, laughs, or talks. The bacteria can live in a person's throat without causing symptoms, so you can even get it from a person who doesn't look sick. Avoid the spread of germs by washing your hands regularly, covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough, and being cautious around sick people. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pneumonia?

What are symptoms of pneumonia?

Signs of pneumonia: A persistent cough and fever over 102 fever commonly with shaking chills and sweating (although older people may have lower-than-normal body temperature), shortness of breath,
chest pain that fluctuates with breathing (pleurisy), occasional headache, muscle pain, fatigue. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pneumonia are what?

Symptoms of pneumonia are what?

Pneumonia: Fever, cough, production of sputum, chest pain, shortness of breath, chills, and a variety of minor issues. The confirmation, however, is the presence of changes in lung tissue by x-ray. ...Read more

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What is the cause for pneumonia?

What is the cause for pneumonia?

Pneumonia: An inflammatory condition of the tissues of the lung may be caused by infection, drug reactions, tumors, autoimmune conditions and trauma among others. ...Read more

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What causes pneumonia in tweens?

What causes pneumonia in tweens?

Many possibilities: Viral pneumonias probably most common in this age group, but atypical pneumonias (mycoplasma, chlamydia, legionella) can also occur. Bacterial pneumonias are less common in this age group, but do occur. ...Read more

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Nonbacterial pneumonia dangerous?

Nonbacterial pneumonia dangerous?

Many causes: Non-bacterial pneumonia is a broad term that could mean lung infection caused by viruses, fungi, TB or chemical/toxic exposures. Prognosis depends upon the cause, extent of lung involvement & immune status of the infected person. ...Read more

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How many forms of dialysis are there?

2 peritoneal & hemo: The 2 types of dialysis are hemodialysis and peritoneal. Both are effective but have pros and cons. Hemodialysis is generally done at a dialysis center three times a week and requires "access" into the blood stream, a fistula is preferred. Peritoneal dialysis is done at home through a catheter (tube) inserted into the abdominal cavity. You should discuss with your nephrologist what is best for you. ...Read more

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What is pneumonia? What is its origin?

What is pneumonia? What is its origin?

Few causes: Most pneumonias caused by inhalation of organisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungii. Defense mechanism of body reacts to infection with white blood cells as defense. More pneumonias occur in immune compromised individuals. Aspiration is another cause of pneumonia, Food and liquids go into lungs. A lot of times patient drunk or neurologically compromised. ...Read more

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Are there multiple types of pneumonia?

Hundreds: There are many dozens upon dozens of types of pneumonia, specifically related to what has caused it, what is affected, degree of infection, etc. Virus, bacteria, mycobacteria, chemicals, inherited diseases, etc can all result in pneumonia of one type or another. ...Read more

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What do infectologists do for pneumonia?

Hmmmmmm?: I assume you are referring to an "infectious disease" doctor. An id doctor is an internest who has subspecialized in infectious diseases. They treat and make recommendations for treatment on many infection states. Some practice independently and treat a panel of patients primarily. Most are consultants to other physicians and make recommendatins on treatment. They are a expert on pneumonia. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more